The female on the other hand was quite obliging and decided to lay some eggs in the water. I didn't get very sharp shots, but in the sequence of photos below, I've tried to show the action she was taking to lay her eggs. A very quick bobbing dip down to the water over and over. Great to watch!
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Broad-bodied Chaser fest
This little beastie gave me the right run around! It is a male Broad-bodied Chaser and he was patrolling a small area of water at the nature reserve, keeping all comers off his patch. Well, I noticed a couple of his favourite perches so I slowly sidled up to snaps some shots and off he'd shoot to another part of the pond. I watched where he alighted and very slowly and carefully approached......just as I got there and got the camera up to my eye....off he went again, back to his original perch. Hmmmmm! So back over I went very very slowly and very very carefully. As you can guess....off he shot. So, I thought to meself. I'll just sit right here and he'll come back eventually. Well, ten minutes later (it seemed like half an hour!), he hadn't come back. So up I get and find him again at his second favourite perch. Again he shoots off. This was how it went for AGES! Eventually with some patience I got a couple of shots of the blighter!